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Kate Davidson


Kate Davidson is host of All Things Considered at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to Marketplace, a reporter at Michigan Radio and a producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., her hometown.

Kate has a degree in English from Yale University and a masters from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.

Her favorite radio project was an early one: a documentary about the experiences of Navajo children who grew up in white Mormon foster families across the West. That project aired on NPR and won the national Edward R. Murrow award for network documentary. More importantly, though, it cemented her love for radio and deep listening.

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Education | Family | News

Vancouver Schools Cut Back On Homework So Kids Can Be Kids

OPB | May 2, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Vancouver Public Schools is revamping its approach to homework. Starting next year, the southwest Washington district will get rid of mandatory homework for its youngest children.

NW Life | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown Makes Her First Post-Occupation Visit To Burns

OPB | April 12, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Harney County, talking with local residents and officials. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher was there. 

Politics | Nation | News

Q&A: Sen. Jeff Merkley Talks Filibuster, 'Nuclear' Option

OPB | April 6, 2017 2:15 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses the Republican majority's vote to change longstanding Senate rules allowing the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees.

Politics | News

'People Want To Help': Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury On ADUs For Homeless

OPB | March 22, 2017 5:15 p.m.

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury talks about a new effort in the fight against homelessness: The county will build an ADU in your yard if you agree to house a homeless family.

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly And 'The Bad Tenant Story'

OPB | March 9, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly ran as a champion for renters' rights. She also has what she calls "the bad tenant story to end all bad tenant stories," which links to her father's early death.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

As OPB Opposes Subpoena, Media Lawyer Explains Why Journalists Fight Testifying

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 1:43 p.m. | Portland

We talked to a lawyer with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press about the subpoena of a former OPB reporter in the second Malheur refuge trial.

Nation | Politics | Communities | Family | History | Transportation | News | World

A Portland Refugee Worries: Will Her Parents Make It Home?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2017 7:10 p.m.

Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.

Politics | News | local

Q&A: Forest Grove Votes Against 'Sanctuary City' Title

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 4:23 p.m. | Portland

The Trump administration's threat to strip away federal funding is one of the reasons Forest Grove, Oregon, decided against declaring itself a sanctuary city this week.

Politics | Election | local | History | Family | News

Sen. Ron Wyden: 'He Was Constantly Afraid'

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 6 a.m.

OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson is speaking with people in the news about pivotal experiences in their lives. Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden shares the story of his brother's struggle with schizophrenia.

Then The Ladder Slipped: Oregon State Rep. Diego Hernandez

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 9:30 a.m.

Diego Hernandez is a newly elected state representative from East Portland. As a kid, he watched his mother fall from a ladder he was supposed to hold steady. What happened next shaped the person he is today. OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson spoke with Hernandez about his backstory.

Politics | News | local

Portland Mayor-Elect Says He'll Shield Immigrants From Deportation

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 4:48 p.m. | Portland

 Portland Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday that Portland will remain a sanctuary city, regardless of the consequences.

Nation | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Legal Experts Discuss How Oregon Standoff Jury Reached Verdict

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 6:31 p.m. | Portland

What happened to derail the prosecution’s case against defendants who took over a federal facility in full view of the world?

NW Life | Nation | News | Politics | Elections

In Harney County Sheriff's Race, Echoes Of The Malheur Refuge Occupation

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 12:56 p.m. | Harney County, Oregon

What role will the Malheur refuge occupation play in the race for Harney County sheriff? 

Nation | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Juror Dismissed For Possible Bias

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland

After juror No. 4 questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 in the Malheur refuge case, the prosecution, defense and judge agreed to dismiss the former federal worker.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Juror Questioned Over Potential Bias

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 7:17 p.m.

A juror in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others sent a note to the judge Tuesday that questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 because he used to work for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Nation | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': The Defense Rests Its Case

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 10:11 p.m.

OPB's Kate Davidson and Conrad Wilson talk about the final moments of the trial before the case goes to the jury — including new revelations about government informants.

An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: The Defense Begins Its Case

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 8:45 p.m.

We dive into the opening day of the defense’s case for Ammon Bundy and six others accused of taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Nation | Politics | Energy | Environment | Land use | Water | News

How Dakota Access Pipeline Affects The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 4:38 p.m.

Carina Miller, a Warm Springs tribal council member, took in the back-and-forth Dakota Access Pipeline news all while driving back to Oregon from the protest.

News | local

Many Oregonians Can Now Text 911

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 1:47 p.m. | Portland

People in parts Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington can now send text messages to 911 — just don't send emojis, photos or videos.

Health | News

Q&A: Portland Doctor Talks Access To Research-Grade Marijuana

OPB | Aug. 12, 2016 4 p.m.

A Portland pediatric neurologist talks about the potential medical benefits of marijuana as well as how hard it has been to obtain cannabis products for use in research.